The New Patriotic Party (NPP), currently in governance, has publicly condemned the practice of LGBTQ+ in Ghana.
The National Chairman of the NPP,Stephen Ayensu Ntim, emphasized that the party adheres to religious and cultural values that strongly disapprove of such practices, and they will not deviate from these beliefs.
Mr. Ntim communicated the party’s stance on this contentious matter during the one-year thanksgiving service for the National Executives, held at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) – Atomic in Accra on Sunday, July 16, 2023.
The NPP has faced mounting pressure to clarify its position on issues related to same-sex marriage, particularly after some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) accused them of plotting to hinder the anti-LGBTQ+ bill in parliament.
During the service, the National Chairman of the NPP took a firm stance against those advocating for the legalization of LGBTQ+ in Ghana, leaving no room for doubt or ambiguity.
“The New Patriotic Party which I represent as national chairman, wishes to articulate explicitly in no uncertain terms that we have a position on the topic of LGBTQ+ that is making rounds not just in Ghana but across the globe and out position is simple, we as a unit frown on the practice of LGBTQ+”
“Most of you here agree with me that, Ghana as a country collectively abhor LGBTQ practice, why would I, my general secretary and all the Men here stoop so low and opt for LGBTQ+? “He asked.
“I want to state emphatically without any fear, that the Npp that I Chari will never support the atcs of LGBTQ”He told the congregation.
Mr Stephen Ntim emphasized that accepting LGBTQ+in Ghana was not only abominable but a threat to human race, adding that humanity will cease to exist if same sec marriage is legalized.
The Thanksgiving service was held at the Pentecost International Worship Center at Atomic in Accra on Sunday July 16, 2023 and it was to thank God for seeing them through in the past year after assuming office as national executives.